Hunting and Shooting
Good vision is more essential to safe and successful hunting and shooting than it is in any other sport. An examination every year with the following vision skills are critical components for success.
20/20 Eyesight: the ability to see small and fine details clearly and sharply.
Near Vision: enables loading, cleaning and aiming.
Accommodation: change of clear focus from near to far to near.
Peripheral (Side) Vision: the ability to see to the side when swinging on game or target.
Depth Perception: to determine the speed and position of a target.
Signs that you may need a visual examination are: Blurring of vision, difficulty in lining up sights, squinting, headaches or eye strain, and missing more often than usual. Over the routine complete examination, there are a series of special tests we can perform for competitive shooters and hunters.
Additional special tests can be done separately.
Contrast Sensitivity: to be able to see targets and game in various backgrounds.
Color Vision: to be able to see targets and game in various background colors.
Vision Pursuits: to be able to track fast and efficiently.
Eye/Hand/Foot/Body Coordination: to integrate all these body parts with the target and firearm.
There are other factors for consideration in determining your needs and achieving your success. Some type of eye protection should always be worn!!! We will discuss the tints, Anti-reflective coating, eye dominance, and visual ranges. Please bring your unloaded firearm to the examination so all the details of its use and your vision can be analyzed.